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Joseph McDonald of New Britain, Conn.

Legal Community Mourns Well-Known Young New Britain Attorney


The death of well-known New Britain lawyer Joseph McDonald, who appeared to be putting his legal and addiction problems behind him, comes as a shock to those who knew him.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

US Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Online Advertisers Can Be Liable for Deceptive Content

By Andrew Denney |

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling last year in a case involving ads on phony news websites that an online advertiser can be held liable for deceptive content that it did not produce.

Convicted Attorney Seeks Reinstatement to Bar

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo |

A longtime Danbury attorney who served federal prison time for her role in a real estate scheme is seeking reinstatement to the bar in Connecticut.

Andrew McDonald

A False Use of Attorney-Client Privilege Now Outlawed

By Editorial Board |

The Supreme Court's 'Harrington' decision may curtail the ability of attorneys and clients to claim privilege when there is no underlying legal advice to support it. This is indeed a good thing.

New Law Allows for Alternative Way to Pay Employees


A new statute, effective Oct. 1, gives the green light to payroll cards, which are seen by employment lawyers in Connecticut as a boon to both employers and employees.

David Grudberg of New Haven's Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey

Errant Email Leads to Conn. Trade Secrets Suit

By Scott Graham |

Oil company Maxum Petroleum says Stamford-based Chemoil Corp. has stolen its "crown jewels" with the hire of a longtime executive.

Ralph Monaco

Appeals Court Reinstates Personal Injury Case Over Black Ice

By Mark Hamblett |

Summary judgment should not have been granted to the state Department of Transportation on claims it moved too slow to treat black ice on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge over the Thames River, a state appellate court held.

Connecticut Among States Claiming Anti-Opioid Drugmakers Blocked Competition


Attorneys general for 35 states, including Connecticut, recently filed suit against the makers of Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, alleging they schemed to stall the entry of a generic form of the drug into the market.

Elliot Solomon

Still Confused by MCLE? Judicial Branch Has Answers


With the new state rule for mandatory continuing legal education going into effect on Jan. 1, the state Judicial Branch is taking steps now to make sure attorneys get any questions answered beforehand.

Basketball captain Jack Montague was expelled from Yale in February, about a month before the team qualified for the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Second Circuit Ruling Fuels the National Conversation About Campus Sexual Assault


Many colleges have adopted an affirmative consent standard, which CT Public Act 14-11 has required since July 2016, defining consent as engaged, informed, unambiguous and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity at each step, which may be revoked at any time. Moreover, one cannot consent if intoxicated.

Supreme Court Justices Won’t Answer Questions About Their Health

The intense debate over how transparent presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be about their health gives rise to another question: What about the health of Supreme Court justices?

What We Know About the Justices’ Health

In the absence of up-to-date reports from the U.S. Supreme Court justices about their own health, here is what is publicly known:

Supreme Court Term Promises to Be IP Blockbuster

With four IP cases on the docket and several more knocking at the door of certiorari, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised for a banner year of patent, trademark and copyright decisions.